Black Slate
 
 










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The first hit we had was ‘Sticks Man’ which was actually recorded for my sound  system but when it became so popular, my dad said we’re going to have to release the record. I told him to release it as Black Slate as I didn’t want to release it as Anthony Brightly or another name.  Following that we did the Amigo album.  The first album we started recording in 1977 but it didn’t finish until around 1979.  It didn’t actually hit though until the late 80s.  It was probably about 2 years after we actually made it it became a hit
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After a period during which we honed our skills to be recognized as one of the major backing bands in the UK having played all over the country.  We were seen as the band to use when any artists from Jamaica came to perform.  

We decided that we were going to stop just being a backing band.  That’s when it really got hard, because you had to then become an artist as oppose to a backing band and you had to provide a show.  We started doing college dances then the punk scene came they, started merging with us as we were so off the walls.  We were radical.  That’s when things just broke through.  That went on for around 3 years, simultaneously, my sound system, Sir George, took off, but as I was a keyboard player I was always at the back, I was shy and didn’t sing.  But as a DJ I was king so I was actually more famous as Sir George as oppose to Anthony Brightly.  So every week as Sir George I was playing to around 2000 people.